Laurel & Hardy – The Trail of the Lonesome Pine.
Take it Away!*
Absolutely love this track. So much to enjoy – the lithe drum opening, Paul’s bass, the ‘Got to Get You Into My Life’ horns, Linda’s backing vocals (oh yes) and this wonderfully nostalgic, none-more-Macca-lyric:
In the audience, watching the show With a paper in his hand Some important impresario Has a message for the band
*Tim Vine (Puns Be Upon Him)
Working, as I do, in a somewhat, how should I put it, blue collar environment, I’ve been struck by the above phenomenon more than once and wondered if other AWers had experienced similar.
*I’m not gay, although I’m totally fine with people who are. *any LGBT people reading this thread who think, for example, that Freddie Mercury’s ‘I Was Born to Love You’ is a pile of wank should look away now 😉
Here’s my personal fave:
To expand upon the above, I heartily recommend the following product:
Bose SoundLink Colour.
Have lived with said item for a couple of months now and can testify to its exceptional performance for the price point. Not particularly a looker I grant you, though in understated black it’s perfectly fine.
But the sound is better than it needs to be for a ton…
Properly, that is. In the style of his near contemporaries The Who, Elt, Macca et al. A bells’n’whistles greatest hits with a few carefully chosen curveballs.
His prerogative of course, but I venture to suggest the following would be none too shabby a setlist (not necessarily in that order, but then again not necessarily not in that order):
Jean Genie Lets Dance Suffragette City Changes Oh! You Pretty Things Velvet Goldmine . brain explodes due to the tyranny of choice… . Finale: Heroes . Encore: The Man Who Sold the World Can’t Help Thinking About Me er, The Laughing Gnome
Just a thought Dave…
Just noticed while playing A Hard Days Night on iTunes (burned from my copy that was part of The Beatles in Mono box set) the following composer listing. Even though we’re all aware many songs were largely Paul or largely John (and of Paul’s understandable but imho misguided wish to reverse the order on occasion), I’ve never seen this singular crediting before.
A Hard Day’s Night – John Lennon I Should Have Known Better – John Lennon If I Fell – Paul McCartney/John Lennon I’m Happy Just To Dance With You – John Lennon And I Love Her – Paul McCartney Tell Me Why – John Lennon Can’t Buy Me Love – Paul McCartney Any Time At All – John Lennon I’ll Cry Instead – John Lennon Things We Said Today – Paul McCartney When I Get Home – John Lennon You Can’t Do That – John Lennon I’ll Be Back – Paul McCartney
but fuck me they were a trio and, er, a half weren’t they?
I’ve grown tired of wondering whether such and such an act ‘really meant it man’ and just appreciated the majesty of their ability. Summers, Copeland and Sumner were certainly majestic. Bear in mind that the clip below (Message in a Bottle) was from a period when they presumably felt obliged to tone down the talent in line with the Zeitgeist. Christ they were good. Summers’ guitar work on a punk-era song is stupendous.
Eurovision has been worth sweet FA (not that it was *all that* before then) since it came to the attention of the post-modernists.
On a similar note, suspending disbelief about Peter Kay’s Car Share also difficult, e.g.:
The Japanese-fluent fish-filleter. Who works in Urmston Asda.
Wearing an I Ran The World vest 20 years after the event.
Seems mean-spirited, but as the ever-reliable Noel Gallagher said recently, “I don’t read novels as at some point I just think – ‘you’ve just made this up mate’.”
Well it really does seem as though my posts are pretty much exclusively alcohol prompted, as I’ve had a wee libation recently. Coincidentally, Rangers progressed to the Scottish Premiership play off final today.
Anyway, that aside (and trust me it’s nothing I’d wish to crow about. At least not yet), it appears I’m back, after a long, long, long, (two and a half months, to be exact) hiatus.
Tumbleweed / distant bells etc 😉
…to be of advanced years.
A cursory look at some of the biggest selling acts of that most misunderstood of decades reveals the fact that we’re not talking boy-band or X-Factor territory. Opinion as to their musical merits clearly varies but the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Paul Simon, Fleetwood Mac, Phil Collins, Tina Turner, Lionel Richie all had huge-selling cross-generational success at the time. Hard to imagine a similar scenario these days.
Presume it’s because any act able to reach that level in those days had to have ‘put in a shift’ to get there. These days, it’s all changed. Changed utterly…
…for better or worse, natch.
…going to see Rumer at The Epstein Theatre this Friday, as the GLW and I will be.
Been getting on for ten years since I visited the city. Any suggestions most welcome for a Fri eve / Sat morn visit. Have already tentatively pencilled in breakfast at:
which sounds rather fine, although not perhaps very Liverpudlian. Then again, Liverpool, like Glasgow, has long been Atlantic in its outlook…